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Effect Pedal to Buy When You Don't Need One But You Have a Spare Spot on Your Board?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Josh O, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Josh O

    Josh O Member

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    and the GAS train kepta rollin all night long! I have an open spot on my pedalboard that's about the size of an MXR flanger pedal. I don't "need" any pedal but I've got this space. Now I could just spread my pedals out a bit but what fun is that. I have all the OD/boost/fuzz I need. I have a wah, phaser/vibe and a delay. I really am happy with my setup but what fun thing could I add. I've had a compressor, didn't need it. I used to own a ZVex Lo Fi Loop Junky, just wasn't for me although I'm rethinking that again! I've tried the Seek Wah, Seek Trem and Ooh Wah, I couldn't really get the hang of them and seemed really limited use. I don't see myself as a chorus guy so my thoughts are:

    1. Save your money son, spread out the current pedals
    2. Look into Robotalk or Keeley Novawah LE although I can't see how i'd get any more use out of those than I would the ZVex Seek and Ooh series.
    3. MXR Flanger. I am a bit of a metalhead and big EVH fan, I can see a flanger getting some use but really not much in the grand scheme of things.
    4. Save your money son and apply to something more useful like the custom Studio Slips gig bag I priced out for my Pedaltrain2 with a padded external pocket to slip my Koch Pedaltone into.:dude
     
  2. Jacobpaul81

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    Id say 1, but then Im really wanting a vibrato, and you don't have one, so If i were to recommend a pedal, get a vibrato! =)
     
  3. erksin

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    A good EQ...
     
  4. mr. meeks

    mr. meeks Member

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    how bout a tuner? not very fun, but useful
     
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    Octavia, Tremolo, Leslie switcher for the new head pushing the Leslie cab!!! :)
     
  6. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

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    Yessir! StroboStomp would do nicely :)
     
  7. dw1003

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    BBE Sonic Stomp... it'll blow your mind!
     
  8. Stressfest

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    Another pedalboard...your current one is way too small :D
     
  9. Josh O

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    I forgot to mention I do have a Strobostomp already. For some reason, my mind is heading towards an Axess Buffer but your guys suggestions are great ones. And yes Stressfest, my pedalboard is too small!!!! :)
     
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    ditto Octavia and Tremelo!
     
  11. erksin

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    If you're needing a buffer - get the MDEQ. I have both the Axess and the MDEQ - unless you want the splitting capability, the MDEQ's buffer sounds just as good as the Axess IMO plus you get a killer EQ thrown in...
     
  12. Josh O

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    Just checked out the MDEQ on the Antelope FX website. I never really have given EQ a thought since I have EQ control up the yinger between my amp and my dirt pedals, especially my Keeley modded Boss MT-2 but I'm very intrigued by the clean boost capability with the added benefit of a good buffer.
     
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    My personal lust right now is for an MXR Flanger, but it is similar to a phase shifter. Work with what you have for a while, and see if you can't be happy saving money and fighting GAS!
     
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    just built an octavia...its a SICK fuzz! I too would have to vote Tremolo...4MS Tremulus Lune being my favorite
     
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    Discumbobulator envelope filter/auto wah from Emma is great.

    I like the KR Doubler, octavia is fun. Just got a Guyatone Flip VT-X tremolo pedal with a 12AX7 in it... sounds really nice.
     
  16. zzz

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    Just put any pedal that you've got laying around that you don't use. I know I've got a few of those. And I'm sure you'll be replacing it if you keep hanging around here! I envy you for feeling that way.
     
  17. Matts Tone

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    I would have to say my ZVex Ooh Wah 2!! It is a very cool sounding effect but certainly a pedal that you would use sparingly but just brings alot of mojo to any ambiance tone that you are doing & particularly works well with chorus & especially delay!!

    The Ooh Wah 2 is not always on my board BUT when I want to add some textures to my tone I do like using this pedal!!
     
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    +1 here for the Sonic Stomp. You would think my amp has been cured of a cold...it makes the dynamic even more so
     
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    i really want a CC2 so i don't have to take anything but that and a wah to practice/jam sessions. won't ever create enough room for it, though, but that's the only pedal i really want now.
     
  20. Moe45673

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    Pitch shifter! Go for the Boss PS-5. I was in the exact same situation as you, and since I can't help but smile every time I hear Radiohead/Muse/Tom Morello use theirs, I just had to stick that thing on. And with the lord as my witness, I will someday actually use it in a song!
     

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